Dave Rambo's Dive Log
Mangel Halto Reef on 10/9/2001
Some dive shops use this easy dive for open water cert. There are really two very different spots here to dive. For beginners just walk out from the ladder about 70 yds and there is a bowl with small coral heads. Eels and a variety of fish. Then you can go through what locals call hole in the wall which is a break in the coral made by boats some time ago. This part of the dive is for interm. divers as there is a little current but a very good dive.
Puerto Chiquito on 10/9/2001
Very easy parking and entry 30 feet to the water. Just swim out thru the canal about 70 yds. and descend. Great reef sloping from 20 ft. to deep blue. A lot of parrot fish, snapper and alot of fish. Absolutely beautiful!
Karpata on 4/2/2002
Great dive! The entry is pretty easy and the reef is very nice. You can see a lot in the shallows. When you get on the reef it is a little steeper than most dives in Bonaire. It has a lot of valleys and the fish are plentiful.
The Invisibles on 4/2/2002
03/23/02 This is one of the dual reef dives on Bonaire. Very easy entry onto a sandy bottom all the way to the reef. Once you get to the reef go to about 50ft and you can see the sandy bottom. Keep going straight across the sand another 70 ft and there is a parallel reef which comes up to about 50ft. you will see a lot of bigger fish out here (grouper, bigeyed jacks etc.) chasing school fish. It is really a nice dive.
Ol' Blue on 6/4/2002
Jun 4, 2002, 12:00 AM
One of the easiest entries on Bonaire. My wife is not the most agile on shore dives, but she did great on this one. Great reef in very good condition. Saw a large number of fish and what impressed me was the number of juvenile fish on the reef and in the shallows.
Red Slave on 8/23/2003
Aug 23, 2003, 12:00 AM
This might be my favorite dive on Bonaire (it was Karpta). My 17 yr old son and I dove here twice this year and really liked it. The surf was not bad and just a little northward current as you get to the end of the island. Saw 3 turtles, an eagle ray and some small sting rays, but what impressed me most was the huge stands of soft coral and plant life. You will also see larger fish here, and bigger schools. There's no need to go deep here because most of the good stuff is at 40'-50' -- Great dive!